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1A region in the hot dry north-east of South Africa and adjoining countries.
- ‘The Bushveld, the Great Dyke, and Tellnes are places where such deposits are exploited.’
- ‘Exposures of the UGl chromitite layer are well known from Dwars River in the eastern Bushveld.’
- ‘The children were mesmerised with how unique, in the context of world resorts, this one in the Bushveld of South Africa's north-west province was.’
- ‘Later, in 1937, he also discovered and developed huge chrome deposits associated with the platinum ore at Wintersveld in the Bushveld.’
- ‘A zebra fillet, portioned into tournedos, is incomparably the finest meat that is obtainable in a Bushveld camp.’
- 1.1[mass noun] The type of vegetation of the Bushveld, dominated by low-growing thorn trees and bush.
- ‘Its immaculate bushveld features four of Africa's Big Five - the lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard.’
- ‘A tough palate and lots of viscous saliva enables giraffes to digest acacia thorns with ease, hence their wide distribution in savannah and thick bushveld in sub-Sahara Africa.’
- ‘In South Africa they appear mostly in bushveld areas, along the KwaZulu-Natal coast, north of Pretoria right up to Botswana.’
- ‘Scott said the industry had picked up in the past 10 years in the province, which boasts different habitats, from rain forest to valley bushveld.’
- ‘The trees are tall, the gardens are beautiful, and the atmosphere feels almost bushveld, with the surrounding suburbs not always visible.’
Late 19th century: from bush + veld, influenced by Afrikaans bosveld.
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